Red Letters

We teach our kids to look both ways before we cross the street. It’s automatic and everyone does it. How do we measure the success of that? Just because we can’t, doesn’t mean we don’t teach them to be prepared when crossing the street. I believe teaching orphans and vulnerable children about sex trafficking prevention…

Two years ago I led a vision trip to Ethiopia. One of the participants on that trip, Karen Wistrom, decided to take on two CarePoints–Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory–where almost 300 children live and attend school. At that time, these places were pretty bleak. No hope. And here was Karen from Minnesota saying, “Here…

Her story started here… Tulsi is a seven-year old girl from India. Both of her parents died of tuberculosis. She lived alone for three days until her grandmother came to get her. Now, she lives with seven other relatives in a one bedroom house…what does her future hold? But because of someone like you…her story…

I run a non-profit organization and often wonder why people stay with us and why they leave. What causes them to be loyal? What makes them feel betrayed or unheard and quietly slip out the back door never to be seen again? How do you instill loyalty in those who are part of the same…

No, I’m not blogging about Stevie Nicks. There is another young woman who is on the edge of seventeen…literally. Her seventeenth birthday is this Christmas. As in December 25, 2011.  Simone–who was born on Christmas–decided to give up some of her gifts and instead raise money for orphans through Children’s HopeChest. She’s already reached over…

This Christmas, I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to become  fatigued.  When we are motivated to action by some severe need we stand up and do something on behalf of the extremely poor. But the next time we hear that need…it doesn’t pack the same emotional punch. We’ve heard these things again, and…

The Adacar CarePoint has experienced dramatic transformation over the past two years because of the partnership of Southside Church and their many sponsors. There is no doubt that Southside has changed the story for hundreds of orphans in this community. Just take a look at this video to see all that is being accomplished there.…

What is the most important trait of a strong leader? Vision? Decisiveness? A Good Manager? Gilbert Fairholm believes it’s spirituality and I agree with him. “Spirituality is the essence of who we are. It is about our inner self, separate from the body. It includes the way we think and the thoughts we think, as…

Simple. Original. One-of-a-kind. Every Christmas gift should be as compelling as a personalized family sign from Established Signs. This Christmas, you can purchase an “Established Sign” for your family that includes your family’s name and the date it was established. Pretty simple and original. Each piece is handmade and completely unique. Best part: The proceeds of your…

Join me in prayer this World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011. Magnificent Jesus… In this season of advent, we ponder the great mystery of how you became flesh and lived among us. You healed us with your hands. You comforted us by your words. You led us in your footsteps. You shared our joys and…

Tom Davis
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Tom Davis

Tom Davis currently serves as CEO of Children's HopeChest (www.hopechest.org), a global orphan care ministry headquartered in Colorado Springs. A tireless advocate for fatherless children, Davis has spent most of his adult life calling U.S. believers to become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the 143 million orphans living around the world. Through those connections, thousands of orphans now have the bright and hopeful future--one that is filled with opportunities and the love of the one true Father. Davis speaks hundreds of times each year at churches and conferences, mobilizing the church to action on behalf of the poor. He is the author of four books. His most recent novel, SCARED is a fictionalized account of his first-hand experiencing living and working with orphans in Swaziland, Africa. Davis' blog is the premier resource for the latest developments in Christian orphan ministry. Davis also currently teaches courses as adjunct professor at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

When not traveling the globe, Davis resides in the mountains of Colorado in the small community of Palmer Lake. He and his wife Emily have seven children, including two adopted daughters from Russia.

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